Having never seen a tutorial on RNT about the bpi:bit board, I wonder if some of you are interested in it.
This board is available at AliExpress at the very reasonable rate of $19.50.
The bpi:bit (Banana Pi Bit) is a very complete board integrating an ESP32, with a morphology that makes it fully compatible with the whole micro:bit ecosystem (which has been much more widespread for years).
In addition to its 5×5 matrix of RGB LEDs, it brings together on the same board many sensors that make it very versatile. Many applications that have been the subject of tutorials on RNT can be transposed to work easily on this board. But we can go even further.
I had fun developing a Snake game for this board. Also, I was wondering if some of you would be interested in having me write a tutorial about it.
Wait for the animation to load to see a demo of the game.
It would be a bit different from the classic approach of using ESP32 to collect measurements through sensors and broadcast them over the network 🙂
I’d rather ask this question before I embark on this time-consuming task, which requires a lot of writing and formatting work.
If you are interested, it would be nice to let me know by answering this post.
So, the call is out, it’s up to you!
We don’t have a board like that to experiment with.
We can order one, write a review about the board and then reference your project if anyone wants to experiment with it.
I had already told Rui about it last December, when I joined the RNT Lab community. But I guess he didn’t have time to look into it after all. And yet, it’s really a great development board, with which you can already do a lot of things, without soldering or even breadboard.
There is also an adapter to be able to plug the board into a breadboard and access its 20 pins easily: Banana PI Bit Base GPIO Expansion Board
Here’s a little weather station that I had fun making a few weeks ago
I encourage you to order one, you won’t be disappointed! And maybe it will give birth to a new series of tutorials 🙂 Anyway, as far as I’m concerned, I’ll be delighted to be able to contribute to inform and help the people around the bpi:bit.
All the best,